New ‘Dìdi’ trailer offers an insightful glimpse into navigating adolescence in the digital era of the early 2000s.

The preview for the adolescent dramedy Little Brother (弟弟) has been released, aiming straight for the sentimental hearts of Generation Y.

Taking place in 2008, Little Brother follows Chris (Izaac Wang), a 13-year-old Taiwanese American adolescent growing up in San Francisco. The movie provides a glimpse into life as a young adolescent during the digital revolution, with a particular emphasis on the experiences of first-generation youths — encompassing Chris’ interactions with his family and his mother’s (Joan Chen) aspirations.

Fittingly accompanied by MGMT’s popular track “Kids” from 2007, Little Brother’s preview doesn’t just rely on the nostalgia of the era to capture its atmosphere. Instead, it delights in the distinctive teenage activities of that time, from recording skateboarding sessions with a camcorder, to attempting daring stunts inspired by Jackass, to searching for cringeworthy tutorial videos on early YouTube on how to kiss. Additionally, there were those awkward face-to-face discussions about love with your crush late at night.

Crafted and helmed by Sean Wang, an Academy Award nominee, and featuring a mostly inexperienced cast, Little Brother snagged the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival as well as the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Outstanding Ensemble Cast.

Little Brother will hit theaters on July 26.

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